Building computer for music, video, gaming Tags: New Build Computer Systems Product Last response: November 27, 2011 12:11 AM in Systems Share gtsebek November 26, 2011 10:31:48 PM I'm putting together a computer i can build for.. From most to least important: Music production, Video editing, Gaming Right now I'm planning on: MOBO: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM & POWER SUPPLY: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB & COOLER MASTER GX Series RS650-ACAAE3-US 650W http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... VIDEO CARD: GeForce GTX 550 Ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PLUS: CORSAIR CWCH60 Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I still need to figure: Hard Disk? Optical drive? Also a case So far, what do you think? will it be a good build, or should I change a few things? What would you recommend as far as hard disk, optical drive, and a case. and mabey other things that i'm missing? Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks More about : building computer music video gaming r0aringdrag0n November 27, 2011 12:11:27 AM First: I would change the cooler to this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Saves some money and gives great overclocking, i doubt you'd be trying to OC your i5 to 5GHz (which is what water cooling is for). 2nd: Get this HDD: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Western+Digital+-+Caviar+Bl... It's pretty cheap compared to NewEgg 3rd: You can go with a cheap optical drive, not really important, something like this will suffice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 4th: This is a cool case that is pretty cheap: http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Tower-steel-chassis-CS-NT... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources I need advise on building a computer for music production. Forum High-End Home PC for Music/Photo/Video Editing and Gaming Forum First build for video editing/ music production/graphic design Forum Need Help Building Music Production/ Gaming Monster CPU Forum $7500 Budget College Gaming/Music/Photo/Video /Media Rig Forum About to buy parts $1000 build Music,Video,Gaming - Feedback? Forum Art/Photo/ Video/Music prodution and gaming rig...Good list? Forum Dream Computer for Music Production (and leisure [i.e. gaming ]) Forum Need advice building music production / video editing PC Forum New build music mixing/recording and gaming computer $2000 Canadian Forum Looking to build a PC for music production and gaming Forum Music Production/ Gaming Build Forum Building a new PC for music production and editing/recording *help* Forum First build under $1000 gaming , bluray, and video/music editing Forum PCI compatibility question Forum $1100 gaming build help Forum A Gaming PC - What parts do I need? :) Forum Computer compatibility checker Forum New HTPC Build - Boots, but no Video Output Forum ~500$ gaming pc Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !